Last modified January 7, 2014 at 8:39 am
Ladies and gents, your newest Hell Square bodega. As expected, the replacement convenience store debuted at 97 Stanton Street last week. It’s called Freshco, and takes the torch from the Hispanic-owned JAE which shuttered last year. Green-and-brown awning and illuminated signage now define this storefront. We are told that Freshco is owned by the same […]
Posted December 2, 2013 at 6:00 am
JEA grocery at 97 Stanton called it quits earlier this fall after more than fifteen years on the block. Many considered it one of the last “real” bodegas in this corner of the Lower East Side. Ownership apparently decided against reopening elsewhere in the neighborhood because rents are simply out of control. Since its closure, […]
Posted June 21, 2013 at 6:32 am
Another bodega expansion is happening… The dual Delancey departures were by no means a coincidence. Both Lichtenstein & Co. and Baruch Singer moved base of operations, the former to Brooklyn and the latter two doors west to number 85. The shuffle left two stores for the taking, and that’s precisely what happened. In the wake […]
Posted December 13, 2012 at 10:23 am
A short time after our last story ran, the sidewalk-hogging enclosure appeared outside 140 Orchard Street, albeit with some slight modifications.
Last modified October 3, 2012 at 2:49 pm
Numerous readers just witnessed a bizarre car accident near Orchard and Rivington Streets.
Posted February 23, 2012 at 6:28 am
The fight against that enormous corner-hugging, sidewalk-hogging vestibule at the new Corner Grocers on Orchard Street is gaining significant momentum.